DC’s Stargirl Episode Five Review: Rounding Out The JSA

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In episode five of DC’s Stargirl, Courtney finds two new superheroes to help round out the Justice Society of America — Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite!

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I probably sound like a broken record here but DC’s Supergirl just gets better and better with each episode. This week’s episode, Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite, is my favorite one yet. Last week’s we got some great background and character development for Yolanda, (AKA Wildcat), and this week Stargirl dove into the past of another new hero.

Stargirl episode five starts off with Rex Tyler and his wife rushing out of their home. They leave their son Rick with his Uncle, promising to be back soon. In order to keep their son safe, they change his last name to his Uncle’s. But they never return because we Solomon Grundy knock their car into a tree. When this happened, I literally jumped up out of my seat from excitement. 

Solomon Grundy is one of my favorite DC villains. I love that we have been getting little bits of him here and there throughout the season — but I cannot wait for more of him! I’m dying for a real good look at him. I know it is coming but I am getting anxious for it. Still, this helped me get my fix!

Welp, in Stargirl episode five it is confirmed -- Rick Tyler becomes Hourman. Although, he might not have the best intentions at heart. Sure, he joins up with the others, but he is seeking revenge, not justice. I am dying to see where his character arc goes! 

Stargirl — “Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite” — Image Number: STG105a_0371b.jpg — Pictured: Anjelika Washington as Beth Chapel — Photo: Jace Downs/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As the episode goes on we see Beth Chapel following around Courtney and Yolanda after she spotting them outside the hospital at the end of the last episode. If you take a look at the poster for DC’s Stargirl, you know she becomes Dr. Mid-Nite. In the poster we also see Hourman, and I had a good hunch as to who that might be.

Welp, in Stargirl episode five it is confirmed — Rick Tyler becomes Hourman. Although, he might not have the best intentions at heart. Sure, he joins up with the others, but he is seeking revenge, not justice. I am dying to see where his character arc goes! 

stargirl episode five

Stargirl — “Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite” — Image Number: STG105c_0055b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Cameron Gellman as Rick and Adam Aalderks as Matt — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

We also get another villain’s identity confirmed thanks to Courtney asking Pat if any Injustice Society of America members played the violin. Pat states it can’t be who Courney thinks because the Fiddler was a man. And Irish. However, the end of this episodes lets us know she was spot on with her accusation!

stargirl episode five

Stargirl — “Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite” — Image Number: STG105a_0022b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore and Luke Wilson as Pat — Photo: Jace Downs/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

I am totally digging the way that Stargirl is taking its time introducing us to new characters — heroes and villains. All too often ensemble stories like this feel rushed. Not Stargirl! We are getting the story slowly, which is making me feel a connection to each character as the story goes on.

Now that we have seen every hero on the poster, will that be the end of the JSA recruiting? OR will there be more? And as for the villains on the poster, it seems like we are still awaiting a few appearances. This is hands down one of my favorite comic book shows because it introduced me to characters I didn’t know much about — and now cannot get enough of!

stargirl episode five

Stargirl — “Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite” — Image Number: STG105c_0018b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Luke Wilson as Pat and Adam Aalderks as Matt — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DC’s Stargirl Episode Five: Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite

As Courtney sets her sights on recruiting more members to the Justice Society of America, Pat finds himself one step closer to learning which ISA members may be in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, a search for Rick Tyler (series regular CAMERON GELLMAN) leads Courtney, Yolanda and Beth Chapel (series regular ANJELIKA WASHINGTON) to Cindy Burman’s (series regular MEG DeLACY) Halloween party.

Have you read my DC’s Stargirl reviews for the other episodes?

About DC’s Stargirl

DC’s STARGIRL follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series.

The project focuses on the character that started executive producer Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister, who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.

Watch Stargirl on DC Universe on Mondays and on the CW on Tuesdays!

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